Sunday, 31 January 2010
Ok I'm sorry I've not posted in a while, I had an exam on Friday so the days before I was trying to revise and yesterday I was too tired so today I'm going to have to have a multi-post day possibly. Anyways back to our scheduled programming.
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Right, so remember I said last week was busy because I'd lumped all the books I'd bought so far this month into one post and that this week would be pretty empty? Well I had a major week of FAIL and bought 17 (count 'em seventeen) books and probably spent nearly £50 which I really can't afford to being a student with no job.
Here we go:
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
The Secret Circle vol.1 by L.J. Smith
The Secret Circle vol. 2 by L.J. Smith
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.
What's crazy awesome is that Leviathan and Sabriel were bought from my local Oxfam bookshop, though while it's no British Heart Foundation (whose shops I adore) it still is pretty good. Get this- Leviathan cost me a fantabulous £1.99!!! The slipcover had a 2" slice down the front which in no way bothered me so I was seriously chuffed with my find and I read it that evening. (I'll post a review at some point soonish, hopefully)
So even though I did already own five of those 9 titles I still bought it cos it was a real bargain that I knew I shouldn't pass up. The duplicate copies I took to my Oxfam shop and donated them to the nice folks in there who were very grateful for them.
So the books in this set which I didn't have before are: The Loving Spirit, The Scapegoat, The House on the Strand and The Glass-Blowers. I have My Cousin Rachel at home so when I go back for Easter I'll donate my other copy to the BHF (it was a second-hand copy in the first place).
What an eventful week it's been! I'm going to have to forbid myself from buying *any* books until March now or I'll be in serious trouble with my parents. They're going to flip out as it is when they see how many books I've got now at Uni, I'll have to try and convince them that the books were breeding and multiplying while I wasn't looking :P
Tomorrow I shall be doing a round-off post for January with a list of the books I've read this month and my top 3 from that list. I shall try and get a few of the reviews I need to do posted on here but it may take me a while and I won't do posts for all the books I've read this month or I'll never clear the backlog.
So Happy Sunday, hope folks are having a nice weekend and I'll see you next sunday with (hopefully) nothing to report if my book-buying hiatus goes to plan.